Programmes to support people in custody (4)

MQT on 2018-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2018
Question By: 
Sian Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your response to my question 2017/4357. What resources from MOPAC or the Metropolitan Police Service are currently used for the DIVERT programme? Do you have plans to increase the resources given to this programme?


Answer for Programmes to support people in custody (4)

Answer for Programmes to support people in custody (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The DIVERT project is facilitated by the MPS but delivered by the Milestone Foundation who secure their funding through Corporate Social Responsibility and City-based schemes which support surrounding boroughs. There are no resources from MOPAC used on the project.

Currently there is a bid by 3 organisations to deliver the service on a larger scale, which will then enable DIVERT to be rolled out across the force area. The aim is to have DIVERT available in every suite across the MPS. However, this will only be achieved with sufficient funding from partner organisations as the MPS cannot rely solely on the goodwill of volunteers.